The Twelfth Street Food Pantry's is a non-profit faith based organization that grew out of the Twelfth Street Missionary Baptist Church. The pantry launched in 2002 with the mission to provide all needy residents of the neighboring community with enough groceries to prepare at least three nutritious meals for a family of four per the bi-weekly distribution. These families do not have the income to buy the groceries for nutritional meals and without the Food Pantry, nutritional meals would not be available to them. The pantry does not provide your normal grocery bag of food but Glad kitchen tall bags full of food. The bags have milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, bread, cereal, meat, juices, chips, cookies, and more. The monies we have, we put toward the purchase of the foods from local food banks for distribution. The pantry is servicing between 350-400 households per the bi-weekly distribution period. People walk for miles, ride bikes in the rain, stand in the cold – just to get these bags of food.
Unfortunately the roof of the pantry is in disrepair. When it rains, between 30-35 volunteers are hampered in their ability to store, pack and distribute the food bags due to the constant bailing of buckets to keep the water from reaching areas where the food is stored and being packaged. There is a major concern that if the leak becomes worse, we may have to shut down the pantry.
This project funds the repair of the roof at the pantry so that food distribution can continue for those in need.
Estimates have already been received. The cost would be approx. $1200 materials and $300 labor. Upon receipt of funds, we should be able to implement the project within two weeks.
Repair of the roof is necessary to allow the pantry to continue it's work
The roof will be repaired by a skilled tradesman.
About Me: I/ve worked with the Twelfth Street Food Pantry for over a year now. I worked in the automotive industry for 28 years before retiring. Upon retirement, I started looking for things to do to keep me busy. Working with the Food Pantry has been the greatest joy of my life. There is no greater showing of appreciation than the smiles that suddenly appear on the faces of our clients when they pick up their bags and began their journey home. To know that the work you do brings such great joy to another being means so much. I wish I could do more but there is satisfaction in knowing I'm doing something.
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